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rry, but it's probably not going to >> this is al jazeera. >> hello, i'm barbara serra. notice that the iraqi city has been seized by i.s.i.l. fighters. and burundi failed coup attempt. anden a demand that step down,
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and reestablishing relations through music. >> and in sport barcelona could be left than an hour away from winning the spanish league title, can it be there theirs? >> hello there thank you for joining us. the iraqi city of ramadi appears to have fallen to i.s.i.l. al jazeera has received reports that the command center has been taken over and there's in government presence there. state tv meanwhile has been reporting that the iraqi premier has ordered troops not to abandon their positions in ramadi. this amateur footage shows what appears to be government forces fleeing. this is the futile ministry, the fatal government, watch their
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people flee. allowing shia militia joining the fight. fleeing the city in the face of the late eggs i.s.i.l. advance. the u.s. led coalition has been hitting i.s.i.l. positions with air strikes in ramadi as well as elsewhere in iraq, but on friday i.s.i.l. fighters took control of large portions of ramadi including the government headquarters. military reenforcements were sent but it appears to have been too late to stop the advance. soldiers are said to be heading back to the capital baghdad which is just over 100 kilometers away. zeina khodr has more from baghdad. >> reporter: i.s.i.l. has managed the overrun the last government stronghold in the city of ramadi. i.s.i.l. has been on the offensive the past couple of days, the government and local police unable to repel their advance. now the provincial capital of
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anbar has recalled militias, they want these militias to join the fight. this will be a position not welcomed by all in anbar. anbar provincial council is allied with the government and not representative of all tribes. many tribes cooperate with the government but many don't. just a few dares ago they said we will consider this an iranian occupation but regular forces are unable to win this battle but what the sunnis of anbar have been saying to the government is give us weapons. we will wage this battle alone. but the government has been very reluctant. they feel that some of them sympathize with i.s.i.l. i.s.i.l. claiming victory. the governor acknowledging this was a military defeat but promising a tough response, they sent them reenforcements but
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reenforcements weren't able to do much. undoubtedly inflame sectarian tensions although the shia-led government and main sunni province have had conflict. before the i.s.i.l. takeover in iraq there were protests against the government and one of those protest centers was in ramadi. and those centers were demanding reforms, they made demands for the government to give them a real say in decision making. the government never did that. so without reconciliation this decision will likely destabilize the situation even furthers. >> zeina khodr with the latest in baghdad. meanwhile, kimberly halkett is in washington, monitoring the air strikes for the battle for ramadi. >> it's been an intense 24 hours for the u.s. led coalition. multiple air strikes in syria and iraq, using bomber attack as well as fighter aircraft using
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tactical as well as strategic areas kobani and machine guns being taken out the real intense activity occurring in iraq. there 18 strikes at six different locations fallujah, mosul, ramadi, hitting those tactical areas staging by the iraqi minister min triof min industry ministry of defense. president obama said this was a long term project that it has been the elimination of i.s.i.l, not only in iraq but syria now the international community. but it has been a very costly effort, some $2 billion has been spent on this project so far
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some udz 8 million a day but one that the u.s. led coalition says has been successful, pushing back the i.s.i.l. front lines it says by some 25%. >> let's get more on our top story now and those dwoiment developments in iraq. we are joined by a saudi analyst. we're hearing from kimberly halkett. the efforts put in by the military fighting, where do you think they went wrong, if you will, why was it they couldn't keep i.s.i.l. back? >> america say that the iraqi army was not ready to take this battle in ramadi, they wanted to wait after tikrit and reorganize themselves, especially pulling out of military and civilian militias that was objected to by the americans. the iraqis thought that they wanted to take this moment to
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benefit from the benefit of i.s.i.s. and then push them further back. >> there were some specific critiques, trt sunni tribes in the area, saying actually the iraqi army didn't arm them, it was ultimately the government in baghdad not trusting the sunni tribes to help them. do you agree with that? >> with due respect i don't think the tribal forces could really defeat i.s.i.l. or i.s.i.s. these people are very well trained and they have been doing very good -- >> but the argument is not only did they not fight against i.s.i.l, they ended up fighting for them. >> i know, this is another problem. by intimidating these tribes, i.s.i.l. managed to get the support of some of these tribes. but there are tribes which are still fighting against i.s.i.l you see what i mean?
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if you can't be well armed you can't fight these people. >> now, sunni calling the shia muslim force he, getting another layer of help getting ramadi back. how complicated will it be? >> it will be very complicated. these forces have managed to liberate but have committed many atrocities in these two cities. and if they do not control their behavior, control their fighters they will not be able to retake the people of anbar. >> there is no iraqi unity against i.s.i.l. now sunni or shia or any kind of government unity. >> there is no government really to collect all these forces under its own banners and fight with them because they are different groups, different
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fighting groups and everyone had allegiance to some part of the military. or political parties or neighboring countries and so on. >> obviously we're focusing on the military and the accomplish the human toll is huge. >> this is the real tragedy because the civilians are the people who have been suffering all that time. and they you know, a few weeks ago, they were forced to leave anbar to leave baghdad and other areas, they were haunted by other militias and sectarian militias and they were forced to go bam to ramadi thinking their -- go back to ramadi and now there are around 113,000 families have fled in the last few days and they are in the open air and there is nothing in the horizon that indicates their tragedy is coming to an end.
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>> horrible situation for them. thank you very much for sharing your views with us. meanwhile, syrian fs activists have accused the syrian government of dropping barrel bombs. yemen's political and tribal leaders have been meeting in the saudi capital to try end the fighting but houthis aren't taking part and say whatever agreement they come to will be irrelevant. hashem ahelbarra reports. >> reporter: this is the biggest gathering of yemen's political factions, each has its own vision for the future of yemen but all are united against the houthis who remain in
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control of much of the country. >> the conference really has brought all parties together. i think this is a very strong message of today to our people in yemen that we are all united against militia of houthis. >> president abd rabbu mansour hadi warns of widespread violence unless the international community intervenes. >> they shell civilian buildings by heavy artillery they also use oil as a toll to humiliate our people, we feel sorry to see our people under the siege of these militias. >> reporter: ssh members of >> reporter: senior members of the congress of ali abdullah saleh were also in riyadh. they switched sides which was a blow to the former president which has been abandoned by his previous supporter saudi arabia.
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the united nations envoy called for a ceasefire extension. >> i'm hopeful all my first contact indicates we have a chance. i'm calling on all parties to extend at least for a time. >> reporter: the delegates have agreed on a political roadblock, recognizing hadi as yemen's legitimate president. they also give the houthis one more time to join the talks but the houthis reject hadi's authority. they say any agreement is irrelevant as they are the ones who have more control on the ground, hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera, are riyadh. >> close to the airport in the capital kabul two afghan women are reported to have been killed. taliban says it was behind the
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attack. meanwhile around 10,000 people have been forced from their homes by fighting in kundus province. as jennifer glasse reports local officials say they need more support from the national government. >> reporter: golom is the late latest arrival at the camp, when the taliban started fighting in the surrounding area. >> i took my children and ran. >> reporter: he and his wife have 12 children. she says the taliban forced her to feed them, that the villagers were caught in the middle. >> translator: the taliban occupied the whole village. the government forces were attacking them. what could we do? we would have died if we stayed
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so we left. >> reporter: across the camp, people tell the same stories. the summer heat keeps growing there are no bathrooms here and people are angry. we've lost everything this man says and no one helps us. >> translator: we've been here six days in the sun without a piece of bread. why doesn't anyone care about us? >> reporter: people left their thoams withhomes with what they could. some locked up, others didn't. urged people to leave before afghan force he engaged the taliban. >> we told them that these people should leave the area, but it was only for one or two days. not to stay longer time. we are right now encouraging them to go back. >> reporter: but this camp keeps growing. in most areas the fighting continues and where it might be over homes are damaged or destroyed.
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in at least one village taliban fighters tore down walls so they could move between homes without going outside. the government bombed them and the village is destroyed. in the fighting of kunduz, civilians are the ones who suffer most. jennifer glasse, al jazeera afghanistan. >> still ahead on the al jazeera newshour a rare show of strength plus. protesters in peru call their president a traitor over a controversial mining project and coming up in sport the world's fastest woman stumbles at the shanghai diamond g. six people have been executed,
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links to i.s.i.l the charges relate to an attack where army officers were attacked north of cairo. navment internationalamnesty international says the men did not get a fair trial. death sentence on mohamed morsi. human rights groups have expressed reservation about its ligamentlegitimacy. rob matheson has the story. >> the muslim brotherhood now banned by jeecht calls egypt calls the court's decision illegitimate. the international community should stop it. the response around the world is mixed but some countries say actions should be taken. >> translator: european union, western countries haven't you
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banned the death penalty? since you banned the death penalty don't you have sanction he to carry out the death penalty? why do you standstill? why do you stand silent? why don't you impose sanctions on egypt? >> morsi is imprison wednesday other muslim brotherhood prisoners in 2012, morsi becomes the country's first elected president. almost immediately he begins a series of controversial decisions expanding his own presidential powers. in january 2013 hundreds of thousands demonstrating in cairo's square against morsi fighting rupts and sparks months of protest demands for morsi to step down. in july just a year after his inauguration is overthrown by
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abdel fatah al-sisi. now the president. saturday's mass death extents has been referred to egypt's grand mufti. handed down a week after former leader hosni mubarak was sentenced but freed because he's already served time. egyptians saw one leader sentenced to death another who imposed sentences upon them is now a free man. rob matheson, al jazeera.
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burundi's president pierre nkurunziza made no statement. haru mutasa has the story. >> instead of talking about that critics of pierre nkurunziza says he purposely deflected attention from the political crisis. >> we're very preoccupied by al al shabaab's well-known attack. you know that somalia contributed to sending troops to burundi, and somalia both are targets of al shabaab attacks are a security risk to the citizens of burundi. >> reporter: there was no mention about the political unrest or his determination to run for a third term which is
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unconstitutional. amina howard is worried she hears there are more protests against the president on monday so she's planning a survival strategy. >> not always safe to be out. i'm making sure i have enough food for a few days. >> reporter: some political analysts say the presidential election in june could be delayed because of the political instability. but the ruling party seems to be preparing for the poll. opposition members say they are not happy that the ruling party is campaigning. they say it is not about nkurunziza wanting a third term. what is clear is that things here are unpredictable. amina hopes for the best but preparing for the worst just in case. haru mutasa, al jazeera bujumbura. >> executive director of the ngo which campaigns on social justice in africa. joins us now via skype from
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nairobi. thank you so much for joining us on al jazeera. it does seem a little bit strange perhaps that the president would give a speech days after a famed failed coup and not talk about the coup. how does that strike you? >> thank you very much for having me. it was very surprising indeed to see that our many people including international generalists, were are expecting to hear the president talk about the failed coup detat but he didn't mention that. my feeling he wanted to appease the united states of america who train and support the burundian army. and because the u.s. is threatening to stop training the
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burundian military, it could be a strategy to appeal to them and other donors so they feel some sympathy with him and the burundian government. >> he may not have mentioned the failed coup in the speech but certainly behind the scenes things are happening. the government has announced the arrest of 17 security officials they have been charged over the coup. behind the scenes how much do you think he's doing to make sure protests against him will be stopped and do you think ultimately it's going to work? >> of course there's a lot happening behind the scene. if you could a few days ago or more than a week, his security officials were like thing the protesters to terrorists. and by saying that today now that the country's facing a threat from al shabaab it's more or less giving all the strength, allowing the military to use all
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the strength they have, and everyone they see on the street. if for example protest does continue demanding his renouncement for the third term, he may treat them as terrorists, as al shabaab and that's why i think the message was not directly talking about the coup detat but like thing his staying powers to al shabaab. >> the reason people are against him, is because he's planning to run for a third term which they say is illegal according to the terms of their agreement. so then at that point are we looking at a potential other coup or more unrest? >> i think president nkurunziza manages to keep the army now up
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to his side, because they are happy, and most of the senior officials are happy with the status quo but i will not comfortably say there won't be another coup d'etat because not all the army is supporting him. they may not have a coup dee coup d'etat, because as many say in burundi only the former robbers the generals who determine what happens in burundi. so i think by keeping most of the army involved in peace keeping missions in somalia and central africa republic, they are paid relatively more than their fellow citizens are in burundi, other than that it became like a business for the
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burundian military. it keeps them happy. if that were to change, many threaten the burundian army to be part of the peace keeping mission we may see some change in the way president nkurunziza relates to the military. >> executive director of the ngo, thank you very much for sharing your views with us, thank you. >> thank you. >> more than 1,000 have been protesting in macedonia demanding the resignation of the president. tapes of wiretapped conversations were released, the government is accused of running surveillance on up to 20,000 macedonians, revealing corruption across all portions of the takeof the state.
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robin forresterer walker is live for us. >> reporter: hi, barbara in excess of 10,000, always hard to get an exact figure. they were going up to the stage behind me few hundred meters behind me, and there were a group of people behind the stage. they are going to stay here until the prime minister leaves. if you got we have an occupy group forge. the reason the opposition is so angry is because of what those leaked recordings revealed. if they are to be authentic and most people you know the officials involved including the prime minister in these conversations believe they are. some really shocking revelations
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rapt and even coverup of a murder so it really does surprise a lot of people observing, wonder how much longer this government could survive given the scale of those revelations. the prime minister has offered up the resignations of three top officials although he of course is vowing to stay on. so we'll have to wait and see whether or not he can do oso. barbara. >> i'm guessing, i can see behind you camped out there for the night probably want his resignation or aren't leaving until they get it. what can we expect in the following days, robin? >> yes, that's right. tomorrow, a lot of people think they can do that, have a great deal of support within the administration within the
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bureaucracy here, state owned employees, a lot of people have a lot to lose if he had to stand down. there is potential for trouble if they of course interact or come up against the occupy movement going on behind me. that said, the european community, the european union is very concerned about escalation in this part of the world, the balkans have known too many conflicts over ethnic tension. we saw a lot of albanians out here too sowing support for this, people would be glad for that. where albanians and macedonians came together and appeared to be showing unity in their efforts to bring about a change in government here.
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>> interesting development there, robin forrester walker, he escaped a horrifying ordeal, al jazeera meets a fisherman one of hundreds, importance intermediate a life of forced servitude. in sports we'll be life in argentina as one of the country's most famous teams are kicked out of top club competition.
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irrelevant. and burundi's president pierre nkurunziza has made an appearance in the capital buj bujumbura. >> violence has broken out between israelis and palestinians during demonstration he from east jerusalem. thousands were marching in the arab area to mark the 48th area of its capture from jordan in the six day war. police say they arrested six palestinians for throwing stones and tacking police officers. benjamin netanyahu says jerusalem will remain united forever. up to 100 people are reported to have been injured during a protest in china. thousands of people are demanding better rail links. age are boiled over after local media reported the government had decided to reroute the railway in schezuan province.
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>> there was a protest on saturday afternoon. images were circulating on social media with al jazeera cannot verify, which indicated the scale of the unrest. many people remain this hospital. the protests began after these demonstrators marched for three kilometers, clashes then broke out in the center of the town. a police tactical unit was apparently deployed. why did this protest begin? well pattern the town's protesters were rerouted, happens to be the birth place of china's former paramount leader,
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dung chae ping. motor way access is also very poor. so that was a demonstration over poor infrastructure. protests are common in china but not on this scale. acting as a safety valve to allow people to let off steam. the danger as we just appear to have seen happen in lin shue could spin out of control. farmers believe a copper mine chemicals will contaminate their crops. with half of peru's income coming from mining there was concern to keep them open. >> reporter: they say president is a traitor.
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four years ago he told them here he would never support the copper mine project tia maria. >> translator: he promised he would respect our decision and now he stabbed us in the back. he betrayed us. >> on friday the president said he will let the tia maria project go ahead because the country could be exposed to lawsuits. but he also said the company must explain their vision to these farmers. >> translator: i demand the company charge the tia maria mining project concrete action to explain foundation of implementation of any project. >> reporter: the mining company says there will be a 60 day pause to identify solutions and it will comply with the highest environmental standards
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but farmers here don't believe in it. >> translator: we don't want them anymore. they have to go because they have a history of not protecting the environment. the company has been fined before. >> reporter: more than seven weeks of protests have left three people dead and many wounded. >> this protest is having effect in other parts of the country in at least five regions people are demonstrating in support of these protesters but also, for their own demands. mining unions will have called for an indefinite strike starting tuesday. mayors and former leaders in cocachakra are now discussing what to do next. >> translator: we're determined to go now until the end. if we stop demonstrating we'd have to start all over again and people have died. so we hope the government and the company understand that we will not accept the project here. >> critics say has shown a lack of vision.
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there are nearly 150 around the country now. four years ago the $4.5 billion project was suspended because farmers said the mine would ruin the water the farmers in the valley believe that will happen here too. maria sanchez, al jazeera peru. malaysia's foreign minister has reached his bangladeshi counterpart to discuss the migrant issue. thousands are believed to be stranded at sea. thailand malaysia and indonesia say they can't accept any more arrival and they are turning boats back, most of the migrants are ethnic rohingya escaping prosecution in myanmar. >> the authorities here in
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malaysia continuing to keep a tight control on the information about migrant vessels that are arriving in malasian waters and leaving again presumably eescortedescorted by naval ships. only those vessels that are in danger of sinking or actually capsizing are allowed to come here and the people from the migrants from these vessels taken ashore. but of the hundreds that have been brought ashore in the past couple of weeks they are kept well secluded in centers for repatriation back to myanmar as malaysia now takes a very tough stance with these new arrivals. there is an empathy in the muslim majority country with the rohingya back in myanmar in the way they are being persecuted and facing extreme poverty.
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and there has been in the past here in malaysia a leniency on the migrants but that has changed. make very clear this issue has to be sorted back at source and laying the issue on the hands of the myanmar government. >> speaking while visiting a french town close to the italian border where a thousand migrants have been stopped during the past three days. val's says asigh legal seekers need to be distributed more evenly among eu states. >> translator: i am against the establishment of migrant quotas this has never corresponded with french proposals but europe must have an asylum policy and france has undertaken its own system to make it more efficient.
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>> meanwhile the migrants were traveling to the italian island of lamplet. lampedusa. around 51,000 migrants have entered europe this year by crossing the mediterranean. more than 130 fishermen rescued in indonesia are headed back to myanmar. florence louie has spoke to one of those who has already returned home. >> reporter: even the simplest things give him pleasure. he's finalistly home after three and a half years away, away from his loved ones who he thought he would never see again. >> translator: when i was in indonesia i was always thinking, when will i be able to go home
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to see my family? >> reporter: he returned to myanmar several days ago together with 124 others and got this reception. they are some of the hundreds of men who were held captive and forced to work in appalling conditions on fishing boats in indonesia. they were rescued in april. it is not unusual for men and women to leave the country for better work opportunities abroad. sometimes they enter a country knowing they don't have the right papers make them vulnerable to exploitation. long hours and frequent beatings. >> physically i'm okay but all of us are not right mentally. i can't concentrate and try not to think too much.
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>> reporter: but at least he's home. for his mother his return feels like a prayer answered. >> i'm so happy i'm crying when i saw him. i thought he had died. but now he is here. >> reporter: he says he's not sure what his future holds. he's only sure he's never working abroad again. florence louie, al jazeera myanmar. farmers are struggling to survive in nigeria. despite challenges by the economy and the weather some formers are hoping to survive. as ahmed idris records. >> he should be looking forward to this moment but this year the harvest has been poor. and more bad news awaits. the market price of tomatoes has crushed. >> when it is ripe, you must
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remove it from the farm. if you don't, it will rot. so you have few options. you pay for labor and packaging, and take the produce to the market and sell. at the end of the day, you lose. and the cycle begins all over. >> reporter: the lack of capital, storage facilities and poor pricing are gradually killing agriculture all over the country. all around him farmers are harvesting their crops which means they must quickly sell off their tomatoes before they start going bad. many farmers try ocut their losses by drying vegetables. but they reduce the price to customers when they eventually sell. he spent $4,500 to plant
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tomatoes and so far has only better than able to recoup half of his investments. >> if you do not do, you can end up maybe losing everything. but actually by doing this you can at least reduce the cost lost because maybe at the end you can sell this product to buyers at this situation. so we have no alternative. >> farmers were hopeful of change when a new tomato processing factory was built but after three years they're still waiting for it to open and while they wait their losses continue to mount. mohamed idris, al jazeera koda energize. since the thaw in relations was announced by president
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barack obama and raul castro back in december many old ties are gradually being renewed. a group of musicians are making a long awaited return. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in havana music is everywhere. this week, music is the universal language that many hope can reunite the hearts and minds of cubans and people from the u.s. even for a brief moment. it's the first time an orchestra from the states have traveled to the communist island in 15 years. more than 100 american musicians from the minnesota orchestra are performing as part of the international cuba disco festival. this is the first performance since 1930. the ensemble is playing the same
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music. >> during one of those visits, that was the reason why the local organizers wanted to have this, so you come back to play the same symphony but you did like 85 years ago. >> the trip takes on even more meaning since the recent evolution of u.s.-cuban relations. in december, president obama took steps to renew formal diplomatic ties with havana. while diplomats from both countries do their work, tours like this help build a relationship on a person to person level. >> i want you get more what i call core to the sound. >> reporter: u.s. musicians like principal cellist tony ross are coaching students. >> they seem to have a cause.
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>> we talk about the relations between nations and countries and on this particular case it is beyond symbolic, very, very important. >> this is exciting to be the first major orchestra in hopefully the new era in relations and you know to make friends through music is the easiest way we both love the same thing. >> it is this greatness artists hope will help bridge the diplomatic dwight divide twefn cuba and the united states, -- between cuba and the united states. >> still to come, in sport an unexpected finale to the australian soccer season.
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>> and now it's time to get all the sports news with andy. >> thank you so much. to make sure they win this throif fortrophy for the 23rd time. guess what it's lion elelel messe who has been the star. after their fans appear to target opposition plans with pepper spray during a game last
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week. game with rivals of behind closed doors. let's talk now to our correspondent, daniel schwindler, who is in the argentine capital buenos aires. is it thought that the players have gotten off very lightly? >> reporter: very much, andy. especially after fifa stepped in to urge comeball to impose essential. $200,000 is a drop in the bucket. they were trailing 1-nil not that many people travel to ties
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and yet they will be hit by the four home games being held behind closed doors and a drop in the ocean people expecting much, much more from the south american football authorities. >> hardly a new thing. could this incident in such a high profile game actually be a catalyst for meaningful change? >> well, i think that's what people were hoping for but to make that happen, they really needed to be punished much more harshly than they have. football was band domestically this weekend after a lower league player died in an unfortunate accident a few days ago. fans are going without football this weekend but really, the problems in argentine football, the violence, the organized gansgangs making things difficult
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and a whole catalog of violence, this latest incident with the pepper spray was really touching rock bottom and touching the bottom of the barrel, there will be a lot of words spoken and a lot of shouting and hand wringing, to try to solve this enormous problem. >> daniel, tell us how powerful these gangs are. they are almost the fabric of the club. >> very much so. the president or elected of the argentine clubs often elected with the help or the support of the bara brava of the fans. once they are elected they owe them something often the fans are dealing with the car parking, selling drugs off the terraces, being involved in the players' contracts. we saw that in the game that was
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suspended, at the end of the game, the bocca fans went over and saluted them. these were the very same fans who were throwing bottles at the bocca fans. even this night when things had touched rock bottom we saw the influences ton barra brava and the very fact that they put pressure on the south american authorities for a lenient punishment shows again influence that these fans can have on the game. >> daniel schwindler, disturbing story, thanks so much for the insight there. automatic qualification for group stages of the champions league. ing againsting manchester united earlier man city helped to a 40-win over swansea.
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>> swansea always plays an attractive football, attractive football. , a lot of space during the game, that we need to work hardly off defending because we have important in their place. >> zimbabwe has confirmed that the team is on its way to pakistan. due to security concerns. a large contingent is on place in lahor since the 2009 gun attack on the sri lanka team. tennis great djokovic has just beaten roger federer in straight sets. 22nd consecutive win and his
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fourth title. the french open gets underway next sunday. >> i managed to just build the form and elevate the performance level as i was progressing in the tournament and the best two matches yesterday against federer and today against roger hasn't dropped a set. today i served well, stayed aggressive, calm in the right moments. all in all it was a great match and i'm looking forward to paris. >> four back set 4-6 7-5 76. now the world's fastest woman shelley ann price has been beaten. trailing in 5th, that is her
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slowest 100 meter time in a diamond league final since before the london 2012 olympics. also suffering early season struggles is world 100 meter champion karani james the reigning champion. a finale of the australian soccer season should always be a day to remember. no one will forget this particular trophy presentation. frank lowey taking the heavy fall there the 84-year-old escaped injury and he did manage to complete the presentation. i can tell you barcelona have won the spanish league title barbara. i know you were excited about that. >> edge of my seat, thank you. that's it. much more on the website aljazeera.com, stay with us.
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>> video appears to show iraqi forces leaving ramadi where i.s.i.l. has can a claimed victory. hello, i'm mary ann namazi, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, talks without houthi rebels on yemeni war who control large parts of the country. tens of thousands of mast macedonians, converge on the capital demanding their president's resignation.

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